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Rivals of the Ripper
Rivals of the Ripper

Rivals of the Ripper

Unsolved Murders of Women in Late Victorian London

TRUE CRIME

352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $35.00 (US $35.00) (CA $46.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9780750964258

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Sep 2016)

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Overview

Unsolved Victorian murder mysteries are here resurrected, highlighting the ghoulish handiwork of the spectral killers of gas-lit London

Jack the Ripper is the quintessential Victorian serial killer, and the debate continues with regard to the number of his victims. But there is a profusion of unsolved murders of London women from late Victorian times, and this book presents 11 of the most gruesome and mysterious of them. Marvel at the convoluted Kingswood Mystery and the unsolved Cannon Street Murder of 1866; shudder at the Hoxton Horror and the Great Coram Street Murder of 1872; be puzzled by the West Ham Disappearances and by the unsolved railway murder of Elizabeth Camp in 1898. There are many books about the Whitechapel fiend, but this is the first one to detail the ghoulish handiwork of the Ripper's rivals.

Reviews

"[Bondeson] has again done true crime devotees a service by providing a look at cases that were local sensations at the time but have largely faded from memory."  —Publishers Weekly Online, 4/29/2016

Author Biography

Jan Bondeson is the author of Buried Alive and The Great Pretenders.

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